Job Title: Langara Student Success Course (LSSC) Instructor
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time (1 FTE)
Regular/Temporary: Temporary until March 31, 2020 with possibility of renewal
Posting Type: Concurrent
Department/Program: Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre
Description of Position:
The LSSC instructor has an important role in ensuring the quality of the course and related student supports in order to facilitate student success. Duties include delivering the course, monitoring student progress, responding to student enquiries, assessing and renewing curriculum, including reviewing formative assessment of student learning outcomes to inform continuous improvement, selecting and updating educational resources.
The Langara Student Success Course (LSSC) is a student support resource developed over the past three years by members of the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) and the International Education Department. The purpose of this course is to increase student success. The LSSC introduces academic and life skills as well as key campus resources. Within a multimodal online learning environment (Brightspace by D2L), the course is designed following Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. The LSSC incorporate multiple means of representation and engagement using text, audio, video, animations, images, comics, interactive polls with real-time results, and formative self-assessments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The LSSC instructor will
- work collaboratively with members of the TCDC and Educational Technology teams to:
- support student navigation and learning throughout the course
- assess and renew curriculum
- develop assessments aligned with learning outcomes
- ensure the ensure the smooth administration and delivery of the course
- work closely with the LSSC instructional assistant to prepare regular reports
- coordinate regularly scheduled meetings of the courses’ advisory committee
- work collaboratively with a variety of student service and academic departments including the Office for Student Engagement, International Education, Counselling, Student Services, Office of Internationalization, and the Learning Commons
- engage in relevant professional development activities
The successful candidate will be conversant with instructional design theory and practice including outcomes-based teaching and learning, assessment for, as, and of learning, and self-regulated learning.
The successful candidate will:
- communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with students, staff, and faculty
- possess an exceptional ability to foster a cooperative work environment
- possess excellent organizational, research, and instructional design skills
- be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities
- be knowledgeable about different cultures and integration issues
- demonstrate intercultural sensitivity and adaptation skills
- work well independently
- be motivated to learn
Education and Experience
- master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology or a related discipline
- minimum five years teaching in higher education including teaching in an online environment.
- three years’ experience developing academic curricula at post-secondary institutions, preferably in Canada
- sound knowledge of post-secondary student transition issues and challenges
- proven track record of empathetic student support practices in a post-secondary environment
- demonstrated focus on student-centred learning
An equivalent combination of work and educational experience may be considered.
Length of appointment: Temporary until March 31, 2020 with possibility of renewal
Start Date: ASAP
Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Employee Group: LFA
Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.
Competition No.: F037-19
Deadline: June 28, 2019